Located in the center of Kennebunk, the 38-acre preserve has over 2,400 feet of frontage along the Mousam River and is convenient to the downtown area. Following a relatively steep initial ascent, the trail levels and winds through mixed forest on a trail blazed in red. Approximately three fourths of a mile into the preserve there is a blue blazed scenic vista that overlooks a broad estuary where the Mousam River becomes tidal; there is another overlook at the end of the trail. The sanctuary is an ideal location to observe waterfowl on the river, and warblers are abundant during migration.
Kennebunk Land Trust (KLT) was established in 1972. Kennebunk Land Trust’s mission is to permanently conserve and steward land to benefit natural and human communities. Since its inception, the Trust has worked to protect over 3,400 acres of land through ownership, conservation easement and partnership. To find out about volunteer opportunities with the Trust, please contact them using the information below.
Trail Etiquette – while enjoying the preserve, please help us protect their natural resources by keeping these things in mind:
Trail users should be prepared for inclement weather, wear appropriate footwear and clothing, and bring along water and snacks. Southern Maine does have deer ticks that carry Lyme disease; hikers should always perform “tick checks” on themselves and pets following a trip into the woods.
Visit Kennebunk Land Trust online for more information or contact:
From US Route 1/Main Street in downtown Kennebunk, take Water Street to almost to its end. Parking will be on the left next to a blue building. The trailead is located 50 yards further at the end of Water Street. An information kiosk provides information about the trails.
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